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PiLA celebrated its 10th Anniversary on October 25, 2012.


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Jacinth Greywoode

Sequoia Foundation, Brazil

Jacinth GreywoodeJacinth Greywoode graduated from Princeton University in June of 2012 with a B.A. in music composition and a certificate in piano performance. Despite a near death experience while performing in the high altitude of La Paz, Jacinth is excited to return to Latin America for the next year to work with the Sequoia Foundation in Quissamã, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil where he will teach English and spearhead a music program.

Caroline Merin

Endeavor, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caroline MerinCaroline graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a double major in Philosophy, Politics & Economics and Hispanic Studies, as well as a minor in Modern Middle Eastern studies. As an undergraduate, Caroline spent a semester abroad in Buenos Aires and wrote her Hispanic Studies honors thesis on the economic crisis in Argentina in 2001. She looks forward to returning to Buenos Aires to work with, and support, local entrepreneurs on the Search and Selection team at Endeavor.

Pauline Nalikka

Saúde Criança, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pauline NalikkaOriginally from Maryland, Pauline pursued a Portuguese major with certificates in African American, French, and Latin American Studies at Princeton. During her time at Princeton she worked for a tourism website in Paris, served as an au-pair in Aix-en-Provence, studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro, worked for a hedge fund in São Paulo, and received university funding to research rap music in Brazil for her senior thesis. She is excited to return to the Cidade Maravilhosa to work with Saúde Criança.

 

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PiLA was established in 2002 by an enthusiastic group of Princeton students, alumni and faculty as an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening in the Americas the fulfillment of the University's motto, "Princeton in the nation's service, and in the service of all nations."

PiLA strives to be the premier organization in offering recent college graduates service experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean that will foster the skills, character and compassion necessary to serve as global leaders. Our mission is to match recent graduates from Princeton and other top colleges and universities who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities with partner organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects in the region. Over our ten years of existence, PiLA has placed over 150 fellows with more than 50 partners in approximately fifteen different countries. PiLA's long- term strategy is to place some 100 fellows each year and to have a measurable impact on our fellows, on our partner organizations and on the communities our partners serve.
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